Every hope and dream is released in stages s your maturity level increases.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (KJV) 11 He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. If it is beautiful in its time then it must mean that it is ugly out of its time. In purpose not only can you not die but all things work together toward that purpose.
Romans 8:28 (KJV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. All things work together. How do I know all these things are working together for good? I’m in purpose.
Romans 8:29 (KJV) 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Your future is not ahead of you but in you. The future is the end trapped inside the beginning. If I’m predestined that means God took my end and trapped it in the beginning of me. Have you realized that you are carrying your future around with you all day long?
Therefore my blessings can’t be external because my blessings are all inside of me. Just like flight is trapped in the bird and just like swim is trapped in the fish. God takes the future which includes your destiny and your purpose and traps it inside of you. When people build things such as houses and cars, they have the end in mind before they ever begin. They normally map out the end before they begin. When God starts something in you He maps out your end before He ever begins. So how can I face tomorrow with confidence because it has already been mapped out and with God it is finished!
In the midst of every disappointment, every loss, every sorrow, and every struggle I can face my future with confidence because God has already been there and worked it out.
Todd Latham is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Russellville.